diesel33
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Philippine Airlines service has become better?

Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:55 pm

Anyone else think that PR's service has become substantially better?
They're livery could use a renovation, but I think they have turned themselves around schedule and service-wise.

Anyone else agree?

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mrniji
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RE: Philippine Airlines Service Has Become Better?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:16 am

No idea, but weren't they almost bancrupt a coulpe of years ago? They fly A340, right?
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PanAm747
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RE: Philippine Airlines Service Has Become Better?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:26 am

A teacher at my school was born a Filipino citizen, and travels frequently back and forth from LAX to MNL via Philippine Airlines. The horror stories I have heard...flights cancelled because Imelda Marcos wanted a 747 to fly in a load of fresh orchids for a relative's wedding...and the joke was PAL was an acronym for "Plane Always Late".

But that is in the past, apparently. She recently flew to MNL, and despite a 12+ hour delay (due to the Orange Alert level status), she found once on board, it was a very pleasant experience. "Bring your patience at check-in" she told me, "there are a lot of people bringing HUGE amounts of things to the Philippines - sometimes I think they're trying to bring an entire Target!!"...but other than that, she says it is SO much improved from the old days, it feels like a different company altogether - and keep in mind, this is a woman who's airline of choice used to be SQ!!
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kdonohue
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RE: Philippine Airlines Service Has Become Better?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:46 pm

Diesel33,

PR's livery is fantastic. I love the bright sun on the tail.
 
diesel33
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RE: Philippine Airlines Service Has Become Better?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:15 pm

kdonohue-

i agree. the tail is great. but the body is horrible. it only says 'philippines' i think it would look better with philippine airlines and maybe a stripe along the length of the aircraft.

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N751PR
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RE: Philippine Airlines Service Has Become Better?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:16 am

No idea, but weren't they almost bancrupt a coulpe of years ago? They fly A340, right?

1998 actually and the formerly operated 4 (I think) A340-200s up to 1998 and those now settle with AR. PR currently operates 4 A340-300s.

The horror stories I have heard...flights cancelled because Imelda Marcos wanted a 747 to fly in a load of fresh orchids for a relative's wedding...and the joke was PAL was an acronym for "Plane Always Late".

Yeah I've heard of cases of Imelda commandeering PAL's aircraft, usually DC-8s and DC-10s for her own personal use. Usually she'd go on trips to Europe or the US to do some shopping to add for her wardrobe which was a s*** load of shoes, bras, purses, etc. One story I heard was that one time her and Ferdinand were going abroad, taking one aircraft EACH which pretty much left PR's schedules in ruins.

"Bring your patience at check-in" she told me, "there are a lot of people bringing HUGE amounts of things to the Philippines - sometimes I think they're trying to bring an entire Target!!"

 Laugh out loud That is so true. You can notice a Filipino-American traveller by how many "balikbayan" boxes he or she drags. Both times when I flew PR, it seemed like not one person was without 1 or 2 boxes. My family usually brings around 6 balikbayan boxes to the RP.

As for service, it seems to be the same for me as it was in 2000 but one F/A still owes me to this day one 7UP.  Laugh out loud

BTW Diesel33,
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